Elevation: 8,965 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is on Pages 120-121. In 2018, John Platt led a group across the ridge. Read his trip report at this link: Profile Loop 2018. The next peak along the ridge is Peak 8615. Updated June 2018
Profile Peak is located at the top of the Big Creek Drainage. It is part of a ridge complex that runs west from Profile Gap to Parks Peak in the Central Salmon River Mountains. It can be climbed by following the ridge from Profile Gap over Crater Peak, Willson Peak and Big Creek Point or via the mining roads that lead from the gap along the North Side of the ridge to the peak’s East Slopes. USGS Profile Gap
Profile Gap is on Big Creek Road/FS-340 [(B)(3.2) on Page 137]. Use the Big Creek Point page to reach the start of the traverse.
Big Creek Point/Profile Traverse, Class 2
The traverse from Big Creek Point to Profile Peak presents no difficulties. Stay on the top or South Side of the ridge as terrain conditions dictate.